Our reporter who was at the scene saw a fire frame and huge smoke coming out of the stores. He also observed fire ravaging timber and sawmill machines.
A police officer and locals saving some timber after fire truck ran out of water
gutted several timber stores and carpentry workshops in Kabale municipality
leaving traders counting huge losses.
The fire, which gutted the timber stores and carpentry workshops behind
Highland Hotel commonly known as Mundeeba in Northern Division, broke out
around 4 am this morning. Our reporter, who was at the scene, saw tongues of
huge flames coming from the stores.
Residents tried to stop the fire using soil in vain. The
Police Fire and Rescue Service team under the commander of Kabale District
Police Commander, Muhammad Byansi also rushed to the store to try and put out
However, their efforts suffered a setback when the fire tender ran
out of water leaving the officers no choice but to watch as the fire consumes
the timber stores. Byansi declined to comment, saying that he was still busy. There were reports of death or injuries by the
time of publishing this story.